Can I combine multiple routes?


QuickDraw doesn't yet support combining routes but will be available in a future update. In the meantime, if you need to combine routes and are technically savvy you can download the map to GPX, manually edit the file to combine any routes you wish, and then import the edited file to create a new map.


Here are step by step instructions:

  1. Export the map as a GPX file by going to Plan > Maps, selecting the map, and then clicking the Download GPX button.
  2. Open the GPX file in a text editor like Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac).
  3. Edit the file to combine routes (see below for how to do this).
  4. Save the file when you're done editing it.
  5. Go back to QuickDraw and create a new map.
  6. Simply drop & drop the edited GPX file to import it into your new map.

Editing GPX Files

The GPX format defines routes using the <rte></rte> tags and all the points of the route will be enclosed by those tags. All you need to do is find the ending </rte> tag and then the opening <rte> tag for the next route and delete them & everything in between them.

For example:

    <rtept lat="37.90517" lon="-122.55331"/>
    <rtept lat="37.90517" lon="-122.55331"/>
  </rte>
  <rte>
    <name><![CDATA[]]></name>
    <desc><![CDATA[]]></desc>
    <src>AllTrails</src>
    <rtept lat="37.9035" lon="-122.60419"/>
    <rtept lat="37.90219" lon="-122.60493"/>

Would become:

    <rtept lat="37.90517" lon="-122.55331"/>
    <rtept lat="37.90517" lon="-122.55331"/>
    <rtept lat="37.9035" lon="-122.60419"/>
    <rtept lat="37.90219" lon="-122.60493"/>